What kind of offensive coordinator should the Oakland Raiders look for? Just last week, the Raiders fired four coaches; however, no word on their shopping scheme has been leaked out.
Bleacher Report stated in their article on Tuesday that General Manager Reggie McKenzie and Coach Dennis Allen have not released any information on what is next with the replacement of the four coaches fired.
The web page also suggested what type of couches the Raiders needed for next season and made a good point of it. The article mostly tackled the issue on the offensive coordinator replacement.
Bleacher Report stated that Oakland needs an offensive coordinator that will bring flexibility, experience, and production. The article also mentioned a couple of the candidates—Marty Mornhinweg, current offensive coordinator of the Eagles, and Al Saunders, current Oakland Special Assistant with tight ends.
As for flexibility, Greg Knapp, the offensive coordinator that was fired last week, did not have much flexibility. The Raiders have been relying on the running game ever since Hue Jackson was the head coach in 2011.
The current offense was place to fit that scheme—the West Coast Offense. Apparently, the players were not fit to play that type of offense and the Knapp did not flex a cinch to fix the problem.
Bleacher Report stated that the new coach must be flexible and run plays that flex around the players, not the players around the plays.
As for experience, Oakland needs a bit of that as well. The head coach and defensive coordinator, Jason Tarver, had their first year in the NFL this season, and it did not work out well.
Getting an offensive coordinator that has experience will bring more to the table than someone who is entirely new to the position.
Production is also another factor that the Raiders need in an offensive coordinator. All the Raider fans know that is a very true! If the offensive coordinator is flexible and experienced, productivity should fall in place.
Well, in a nutshell, that is what the Raiders might need for next season. Bleacher also stated that the Raiders need a “high octane” offensive coordinator, which Coach Allen is actually looking for. That wouldn’t be bad either! Why not?